Today Sam was back on a bike for the first time since Bukhara.
Riding through the roadworks from Khiva he hit a patch of sand and came off, catching his foot under the bike. He managed to ride on to the hotel, but an X-ray the next day revealed a Potts fracture to the bottom end of his femur.
With his leg in plaster, he and the bike were in the van to Dushanbe and then in a taxi to Murghab to miss out the Wakhan valley. This gave him a couple of weeks to rest and recover.
Arriving in Kashgar a second X-ray showed the bone was healing and a package from the UK arrived with a sophisticated ankle support designed for bikers.
Strapping it all on, he went out for a ride with Kev and was pronounced fit to rejoin the ride for Tibet.
Hurrah! Sam the Man is back on the road...